Originally created 10/12/03

Business calendar

Tuesday-Wednesday: Annual Business and Technology in the Real World Conference and Expo featuring venture capitalists, angel investors, government lenders and traditional and nontraditional lenders; Augusta Suites Inn (formerly Radisson Suites Inn), 3038 Washington Road; 7 a.m., sponsored by the National Center for Economic Development, Business & Technology Inc.; to register, call 792-1427.

Wednesday: Women in Business Luncheon; Woman of the Year Award to be announced; sponsored by Regions Bank; speaker will be Brig. Gen. Janet Hicks; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Augusta Country Club; 279-2323.

Thursday: Augusta-Aiken Society for Human Resources workshop; topics will include depositions and examinations at trial, internal marketing, managing careers and legislative and legal update; 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; lunch included; The Pinnacle Club, 699 Broad St. Registration is free for members and $25 for nonmembers. Go to www.augusta-aikenshrm.org for more information.

Thursday: The Georgia Association of Public Accountants' October meeting; Carl Brown, Georgia Department of Revenue; 8 a.m., Athens Restaurant, 246 Bobby Jones Expressway; for more information, call Jerry Brigham at (706) 650-1700.

Friday: Preparing Successful Government Bids and Proposals, a free three-hour seminar for anyone attempting to win government contracts; conducted at the Procurement Assistance Center, 1054 Clausen Road, Suite 301; call 737-1414.


Oct. 20: Inaugural Chamber Blood Drive; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, 600 Broad Street Plaza; sponsored by Shepeard Community Blood Center; free pizza for donors; for more information, call 821-1300.

Oct. 21: Minding Your Own Business, a discussion of legal and financial issues for the small, family or professional business owner; presenters will be Ed Enoch, attorney with Rhodes & Enoch, and Tony Gallo, financial adviser for Merrill Lynch; 5 p.m., Enterprise Mill Building, 1450 Greene St.; to RSVP, call 724-0405 or 279-6303.

Oct. 21-22: Two-day conference for human-resources and safety professionals; sponsored by The Society for Human Resource Management, Augusta Area Chapter, Georgia Department of Labor and The American Society of Safety Engineers Augusta Chapter; Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta; concurrent sessions: preparing for and responding to the human side of crisis, joint workplace safety programs; and OSHA updates.

Oct. 23: 2003 Women in Business Signature Event; the annual luncheon welcomes Diane Jordan, stand-up comic, best-selling author, actress and guest on Oprah; Female, Funny and Fearless will be the theme of her presentation; corporate tables, seating for 10, are available for $350 for members and $450 for nonmembers; individual tickets are $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers; 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Radisson Riverfront Hotel; to purchase tickets, call the chamber at 821-1300;

Oct. 24: Society for Human Resource Management Augusta Area chapter's session on Employing People with Disabilities, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Holiday Inn West on Stevens Creek Road; speaker will be Ed Catchings with the Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Services; RSVP to Karen Whitman at 220-2915 or karen.whitman@siteleast.com.

Oct. 29: AM Connection; sponsored by Rhodes Financial Services; speaker will be Louis Martin, M.D.; 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; North Augusta Community Center.

Oct. 30: New member orientation; learn about the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce's benefits and services; 8 to 9 a.m.; North Augusta chamber office conference room; to reserve a seat, e-mail or call the chamber at 279-2323.

Oct. 30: Business at Breakfast; political roundup; 7:30 a.m.; Picadilly Cafeteria; $5 in advance by Oct. 24, $7 at the door.

Nov. 4: APICS Augusta chapter course on Master Planning of Resources. Three-day course focuses on planning and production scheduling functions necessary to achieve efficiency in an organization. Courses are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 4, 11, and 18; $350 for APICS members, $425 nonmembers; Club Car Technical Training Center, 4125 Washington Road. To register, call Jan Kelsch 228-2696 or e-mail tianna.rowell@juno.com.

Nov. 14: Grant-writing course, sponsored by JLJ Resources, a local nonprofit corporation; breakfast, lunch, snacks, certificate, class manual and door prizes provided; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Augusta Technical College; $100 fee; registration required; call 706-210-2547.

Nov. 19: Society for Human Resource Management Augusta Area chapter's session on Managing an Effective Work-Life Balance, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Holiday Inn West on Stevens Creek Road; guest speaker is Joy Fender with Doctors Hospital; RSVP to Karen Whitman at 220-2915 or by e-mail at karen.whitman@siteleast.com.

Dec. 6:Grant-writing course, sponsored by JLJ Resources, a local nonprofit corporation; breakfast, lunch, snacks, certificate, class manual and door prizes provided; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; University of South Carolina-Aiken; $100 fee; registration required; call 706-210-2547.


  • Keller Williams Realty; personalized sessions for anyone considering a real-estate career. The Atrium, 3633 Wheeler Road; for schedule, call Mary or Amy, 868-3772.
  • Augusta Residential Network Club, group of noncompeting business people who deal with residential customers on a daily basis, 8 a.m. every other Thursday; no dues; for details, call Heath Jefferson at (706) 267-2228.
  • Online computer certification courses in Novell IntranetWare, Microsoft, Cisco CCNA training, Computer Telephony Institute, Comp TIA training and more; Augusta State University; scheduled at your convenience; 737-1636.
  • Software training for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and other business applications; daytime and evening classes offered Monday through Saturday; Computer Link, 860-8313, 596 Bobby Jones Expressway.
  • Microsoft Office User Specialist tests, Kerr Business College; $60; call Beth McClure, 738-5046.
  • MCSE, A+, N+, and I-NET+; Kerr Business College; call Joe Adams at 738-5046 for more information.
  • The NoonTime Networkers, area chapter of Business Network International; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays; Club House on Washington Road.
  • The Augusta Network Club, a group of noncompeting business people who have informal networking meetings; 8 a.m. every other Thursday; no dues; for details, call Charles Scavullo Sr. at 737-9177.
  • Business Network International, a business-networking group, 7 a.m. Thursdays, Courtyard by Marriott, Stevens Creek Road; to join, call Barbara Crenshaw, 868-3772.
  • Production and Inventory Management program offered by the APICS CSRA chapter; covers basics of supply-chain management; for schedules and registration, go to www.apicscsra.org or call 554-4708.
  • Association of Records Managers and Administrators; second Tuesdays at the Partridge Inn. Call Gail Ramsey at 725-2258 or 725-3089 for information.
  • CSRA Medical Managers' Association; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. last Thursday of each month, Partridge Inn. Call Karen Demaere at 774-0176 for information.
  • The Business Calendar is a free public-service listing of The Augusta Chronicle. We should receive typewritten information about business events by noon Tuesday. Please send items to The Augusta Chronicle, c/o Damon Cline, Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903; or bring them to the News Building at 725 Broad St.; send a fax to (706) 722-7403; or e-mail damon.cline@augustachronicle.com. Include a contact name and telephone number.


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